The Acreage cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexThe AcreageFloridaNational
Cost of living11499100
IndexThe AcreageFloridaNational
Goods & Services9999100
Groceries106105100
Health care100100100
Housing14196100
Transportation10898100
Utilities98102100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in The Acreage is 15% higher than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in The Acreage is 14% higher than the national average
  • The Acreage housing is 41% higher than the national average
  • Florida general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Florida state income tax is 100% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$82,854$6,905$1,933$2,486
      Renters$67,188$5,599$1,568$2,016
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in The Acreage, FL, is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In The Acreage, the median monthly income is $82,854 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,933 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $67,188, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,568 on monthly rental expenses.

      Florida Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Florida6%7.5%

      Florida Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Florida0%0%

      Goods & Services

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.50$17.490.1%
      Beauty Salon $55.00$38.1744.1%
      Toothpaste $2.28$2.321.8%
      Shampoo $1.08$1.016.7%
      Movie $13.05$10.7221.7%
      Bowling $20.57$13.8648.4%

      Groceries

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.49$3.9010.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.3%
      Milk $2.68$1.9636.6%
      Potatoes $3.99$3.1825.4%
      Pizza $9.62$10.397.4%
      Beer $10.09$9.239.3%

      Health Care

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $121.67$106.3414.4%
      Doctor $98.00$115.2515.0%
      Dentist $101.40$98.383.1%
      Ibuprofen $11.49$9.2624.1%
      Lipitor $468.27$466.470.4%

      Housing

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $232,300.00$184,700.0025.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,905.30$1,273.3249.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,690.00$949.0078.1%

      Transportation

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.51$2.593.3%
      Tire Balancing $63.98$48.9030.9%

      Utilities

      ItemThe AcreageNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$158.03$167.605.7%
      Phone $185.34$163.4213.4%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Schall Circle, FL1,21787-13%
      Pine Air, FL2,13190-10%
      Royal Palm Estates, FL3,34690-10%
      San Castle, FL4,62291-9%
      Palm Springs, FL23,59292-8%
      The Acreage, FL38,10311414%

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      Source: The The Acreage, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.